Well, the cooler is thinner, but it still takes two slots (you can tell by looking at the backplate).
But yeah, I guess a warranty on an expensive part like that is important.
And I happened to glance at an 8800GT... they're going for $70 now. Still one hell of a value.
Tomorrow I get some nice overtime pay, so will be picking up some gadgets:
- Asus Zonar DX sound card
- Belkin PF30 power centre
- Pinnacle Video Transfer
The pinnacle video transfer will encode any analog video into H.264, onto a USB device (ipod, psp, flash drive, HDD). No PC required. Finally I'll be able to get my videos of my PVR
the price I paid for the card with the water block is actually about the same as buying the card and adding it.
The EVGA water block seems to be a better one as well,